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  • Prof Gerhard Hancke named IEEE Fellow

    Posted on August 19, 2016

    Prof Gerhard Hancke from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria was elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow, effective from 1 January 2016, for his contributions to the field of wireless sensor networks.

  • Science Communication in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University recently launched Research Matters, an exciting new website that showcases and highlights some of its research and innovation output and emphasises the impact of this work in South Africa, Africa and globally.

  • Mining Resilience Research Centre established at the University of Pretoria

    Posted on July 19, 2016

    The newly established Mining Resilience Research Centre at UP will focus on multi-disciplinary research activities in the mining industry and developing lasting partnerships with leading international role players.

  • Chair in Shopping Centre Studies founded at UP

    Posted on May 25, 2016

    A partnership between the South African Council for Shopping Centres and the Department of Construction Economics at the University of Pretoria, has resulted in the founding of a Chair in Shopping Centre Studies.

  • Informal settlements: looking at the bigger picture

    Posted on May 09, 2016

    For his PhD research, Dr Emmanuel Nkambule sought to improve the living conditions in informal settlements by visually studying the structure of the settlement and its many physical and social layers.

  • How social media can encourage energy efficiency

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    Ms Uduakobong Ekpenyong wants to encourage people to adopt energy efficiency as a way of reducing demand on the power sector and increasing usage of renewable energy.

  • Dr Jacomine Grobler receives JD Roberts Award for Emerging Researchers

    Posted on March 14, 2016

    Dr Jacomine Grobler, a Senior Lecturer of Supply Chain in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria, has developed multi-objective algorithms for complex, real-world production scheduling problems, which has earned her the 2015 JD Roberts Award for...

  • Free hearing test with local app hearZA

    Posted on March 03, 2016

    An app that lets users test their hearing using their smart device has been developed and validated by researchers at UP and was officially launched on 2 March 2016 ahead of World Hearing Day on 3 March.

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